Calendar: Oct. 17-23

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Home Movie Day
For the sixth year, the city’s public-access television station, PhillyCAM will take part in this international celebration of amateur film and filmmaking, giving locals the rare opportunity to rediscover the old family movies they’ve long since forgotten and share them with complete strangers. Audiences can expect to see plenty of heartwarming and potentially hilarious candid moments caught on film—from family vacations and first days of school to utterly joyous children opening presents on Christmas morning and plenty of awful ‘80s hairstyles. Even if you don’t know anyone in the videos, the night is sure to conjure up some fun memories of your own childhood. -N.F.

6pm. Free. PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St. 267.639.5483. phillycam.org

Filthy Fun Mud Run
There’s always something missing from traditional walks and races—obstacle courses and dirt! Hitting Philly this week, the Filthy Fun Mud Run is a 3-mile trek through tunnels, nets, water and even a slip-n-slide. Run by yourself or form a team of filthy friends. Participants can run at their own pace, but to be considered for awards you must finish together. Make it to the end for a party featuring snacks from Klinger’s on Carsonia and music from the Honey Badgers and the Shemps. Want to bring the kiddies? There’s a Little N Filthy course just for them. Proceeds go to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides children with the essentials they need at home, at school and at play. -Brenda Hillegas

8am. $15-60. Camp Kweebec, 157 Game Farm Rd.,  Schwenksville. filthyfunevents.com

Sun., Oct. 21

Baby Loves Disco
This week, Shampoo Nightclub will be transformed into a G-rated environment that mixes babies, bubbles and bomb beats. Baby Loves Disco is an all-ages event in which a DJ provides music and motivation for little ones to get their groove on. There will also be crafts, a family photo booth and all the juice boxes your kids can drink. Expect special surprises, ranging from goody bags and giveaways, to mommy massages and daddy game rooms. -Lindsay Kenney

Noon-2:30pm. $15. Shampoo Nightclub, 417 N. Eighth St. 215.922.7500. shampooonline.com
 
Mon., Oct. 22

Com Truise
Imagining a time when Seth Haley was, in his own words, “anti-’80s for the most part” is a seriously WTF prospect. Com Truise—one of the aliases of Princeton, N.J.-based electronica dabbler Haley—feels as authentic a Reagan-era product as The Cosby Show or New Order, even though Truise has only been around for a bit. Last year’s Galactic Melt found Haley squeezin’ and smoochin’ profoundly 1980s-sounding synthesizers to make what could easily double as a laser light show soundtrack, and this year’s rarities collection In Decay follows a similar sonic path. In case Com Truise’s infatuation somehow wasn’t obvious enough, examine a cluster of Decay song titles: “Klymaxx” shares its name with the all-girl R&B band (first record: 1981), “Colorvision” sounds suspiciously similar to video game console ColecoVision (launch year: 1982), and “84’ Dreamin” needs no footnote. For optimal listening, crack open a New Coke. -Reyan Ali

7pm. $12. With Poolside + Bonde do Role. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com

Divine Fits
Two of today’s most revered indie-rock front men joined forces to form the synthy, spaced-out, trippy and gruff rock crew called Divine Fits. Britt Daniel brings the lyrics-centered, minimalist groovy Spoon thing; Dan Boekner brings the new-wave, electro-pop Handsome Furs thing, plus the anthemic and raw Wolf Parade thing. Together, they make a rock album so tight and so exciting that it makes you wonder if they could keep up this thing. But Daniel is starting to get pushy about it not being a fluke. “It’s the real deal,” he’s quoted a few times as saying about A Thing Called Divine Fits. And after moving in with Boekner while making the album in L.A., we’re left unable to argue. Strapping on Sam Brown, the drummer from New Bomb Turks, keyboardist Alex Fischel and producer Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave), the too-cool Daniel and the maniacal, head-banging Boekner find a happy middle ground where both their fans can scream and howl alongside garage-psych rock loving dudes who haven’t really heard of either of them. That’ll happen tonight in Philly. -Sean Corbett

8pm. $16-18. With Cold Cave. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
 
Tues., Oct. 23

The Exit Interview
A brazen intellectual comedy filled with broad humor and big ideas, The Exit Interview focuses on the long-standing conflict between science and religion, represented by a pious school administrator and an existentialist professor who is being dismissed due to budget cuts. As the professor endures an excruciating exit interview conducted by the droll and devout administrator, a gunman rampages across the campus. Instead of presenting plays that comfortably reinforce the liberal worldview held by most theatergoers, InterAct Theater Company has defied the odds by producing plays that challenge audiences to reconsider their most deeply held beliefs. The fact that the company has survived for a quarter century is a testament not only to InterAct’s artistic integrity and determination, but also to Philadelphia theatergoers who believe in theater’s ability to effect social change one individual at a time. -J.C.R.

7pm. $20-$37. The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215.568.8079. interacttheatre.org

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